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UCLA VOLUNTEER CENTER: CAMP SCHERMAN S...
You are never too old to go to camp! Come volunteer at our beautiful Camp Sherman in the San Jacinto...

CAMP SCHERMAN SESSIONAL VOLUNTEER-aMUSE Program Leader

May 4th, 2011

You are never too old to go to camp! Come volunteer at our beautiful Camp Sherman in the San Jacinto Mountains located in Riverside County in Southern California. Learn new skills and have fun making a memorable experience for the girls and yourself! You will offer your support and assist with camper activities to guide girls in planning and carrying out the aMUSE journey in a camp setting. Come volunteer at Camp this summer and know you are making a difference in girls’ lives!

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To guide girls in planning and carrying out the Girl Scout aMUSE Journey and activities in a residential camp setting. The program will reflect the girls interests and needs within the framework and policies of Girl Scouts of Orange County and Girl Scouts of United States of America.

DESCRIPTION OF The aMUSE Journey: A Girl Scout leadership experience program that encourages girls in 4-5th grade to gain an understanding of just how limitless their potential can be. They try on a range of roles – real and creative – that the world offers. In doing so, they learn about people and the power of real-life action and leadership. In a special 5 day residential session at Camp Scherman, girls will Reach Out!, Speak Out!, and Try Out! as they have fun expressing themselves creatively, and building a stronger sense of self. While at Camp Scherman, they also enjoy camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, hiking, and rock climbing.

TIME COMMITMENT: 5 day camp session on July 14-18, 2011 plus training on June 24-26, 2011

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Accountable to the Director of Program and receiving direction and reporting to the Staff Supervisor and/or Administrative Staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. 18 and older, and not attending high school in the fall
2. Must register as part of the Girl Scout movement
3. Complete Volunteer application process
4. Subscribes to the principles and purpose of Girl Scouting
5.Attend orientation and all position-related training before the start of the camp session.
6. Possess leadership skills for empowering girls and ability to work harmoniously with adults.
7.Ability to keep supervisor informed and aware of activities and/or problems with area of work.
8. Willingness to work with persons regardless of age, race, disability, religion, ethnic or socioeconomic background; willingness to accept the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout Movement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Living and working together with other Sessional volunteers as well as some camp counselors (all summer) staff to make a memorable experience for a group of Girl Scouts, and help each camper and staff get the most out of her stay in camp.
2.Will be responsible for the health and safety of campers and yourself.
3.Will help guide activities and experiences in the aMUSE journey session through use of girl planning and the Girl Scout Program
4.Should understand and know the girls in your unit and help them to respect the rights of others and to understand and appreciate differences and similarities.
5.Will help campers and staff both in the camp unit and other designated camp areas to:
a.understand and apply the Girl Scout Promise and Law
b.develop and use a democratic form of government
c.develop appreciation and enjoyment of the out-of-doors

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